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Old 05-20-2005, 02:52 PM   #11
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why couldnt they have had that when i went from AGP to PCI-ex. that would have made my upgrades alot cheaper instead of spending $1000.00 for cpu/mobo/gpu i could have just bopught mobo/cpu/bridge card
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:56 PM   #12
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Yeah but the future is in PCI-E.

I think thats only going to be temporary for people who can't update yet or don't want to, since you know people who play games would only go for PCI-E since AGP is still more around, so they'd update when they could anyway.

I'm going to stick with AGP cards though, and not get a new motherboard for some time, i've only recently bought this one since i didn't want to move to the PCI-E format since i still had a AGP card...damn!!! hehe, this wasn't out then.

Theres nothing wrong with AGP yet though, and PCI-E is just another option, thoguh i'm sure it'll go above it soon, though AGP cards i'm sure will still be supported and released for.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:12 PM   #13
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The future of PCI-E is slightly unknown at this time. Be careful.. these new standards come and go... PCI-E is in its infancy stage of advancement.. it isn't established. So careful. There is always the possibility it might even fall out of favor.
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Hehe, yeah i guess it matters on the developers of the hardware...

Looks like I have a chance of being safe then

I think as time goes on though, they'l definitely need more bandwidth, which PCI-E would provide for newer and newer games, though another solution could come along, as of like the new DVD formats
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how can it fall outta favour? its capable of faster bandwidth than AGP so it will move onto this since AGP bandwidth is already restricting cards (i.e X850XT PE)
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If there is a newer AGP (or other format) standard released then PCI-E could have competition and could lose. Dude, I know a lot more about the market. Same thing goes with VHS and the older Laserdisc format... VHS eventually won out. Then DVDs came out, and DVDs most certainly won.
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well well i thought u meant lose to AGP. im sry giancarlo
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